About H2WIN S.A.
H2WIN promotes sustainable integration of human activities
H2WIN S.A. stands for– Hydrogen to Worldwide INtegration. H2WIN is a Belgian Greentech company founded in 2013 with a unique know-how in the development of enzymatic systems from renewable sources using the biomimicry principles dedicated to industrial applications and to the hydrogen economy.
H2WIN is recognised in the industry and academia as being the only company in the world working to produce hydrogen from the direct conversion of sunlight and water with (photo)enzymatic catalysts, the H2GREEN system.
H2WIN’s main current development includes H2GREEN, a patented solution to produce green hydrogen (H2) based on photosynthetic enzymes.
As a first commercial development, H2WIN will propose to electrolysers producers to replace the platinum cathode by the Membrane Electrode Assembly (MEA) developed in the H2GREEN system that comprises the Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) and enzymatic catalysts compatible with existing technologies.
H2WIN’s business model is based on enzymes sales to hydrogen solution providers and electrolysis OEMs.
The company has patents granted and has applied for the intellectual property of its innovative technologies in the European Union, China, Canada, Japan and the United States.
H2WIN was founded by Dr. Philippe Lorge, an expert in enzymatic solutions, who has been directing H2GREEN since 2009. In 1992, Dr. Lorge founded Bienca SA, a Greentech company proposing enzymatic solutions to the food industry.
We develop innovative, functional solutions inspired by nature to ensure the sustainable integration of human activities into the global ecosystem.
We understand that the energy we need to supply the increasing world demand must be efficient, renewable, non-polluting and cost competitive with fossil fuels.
- Always inspired by nature
Board of Directors
- Bio Solution SRL represented by Dr Philippe Lorge - Founder, CEO and Scientific Director
- Marc Solvi - Chairman
- Eric Swenden - Board member
- Edward de Burlet - Board member
- Bertrand Velge - Board member
- Koen Quaghebeur - Board member
- HASCO S.A. represented by Dennis Edey - Board member
H2WIN Board of directors and shareholders
Among them, it counts on ex-CEOs of international industries.
Dr Philippe Lorge is the founder, CEO and Scientific Director of H2WIN. He is an expert in enzymatic solutions. Dr Lorge holds a Masters in Chemistry and a PhD in Physical Chemistry/Biochemistry from ULB. He has been a scientific associate of the Université de Liège (Belgium) since 2014.
In 1992 he founded Bienca S.A. (Biotechnological Enzymatic Catalysis) in collaboration with Toyobo (JP), ceding the company in 2009.
The H2GREEN system was conceived by Dr Lorge and he has directed the H2GREEN project since 2009.
In 2011, Dr Lorge founded the Public Interest Scientific Foundation H2life dedicated to the promotion of the hydrogen economy.
He launched the R&D consortium to develop H2GREEN in 2012.
In 2013, he founded H2WIN S.A., a private company owning all H2GREEN intellectual property. Since its creation, the H2GREEN project has been financially supported by the Walloon government department DG06.
He holds a Master in commercial sciences from the Antwerp University (BE). He started a long career history with the Vandemoortele Group (BE) in 1966, he became CEO and resigned as Chairman in 2000, keeping his position as former board. He is board member of RedHill Biopharma (IL) and former board of Lifeline Scientific (USA), General Bank (before merger with Fortis- BE); Besix N.V. (BE); Docpharma (BE); Flodor S.A. (FR) and Uteron Pharma S.A. (BE). For him, hydrogen will play a fundamental role in the ecological transition and is glad to contribute by investing in H2WIN.
He holds a law degree from the Louvain University -UCL (Belgium), a Bachelor degree and an MBA in international finance from the Dallas University (USA). He has a long career history with the bank Edmond de Rothschild (Luxembourg) as head of several commercial departments. He was Senior VP and member of many management committees. Today, he is independent board director of many Luxembourgian investment funds. His priority focus is sustainable development.
Graduated of the faculty of Applied Sciences of the University of Liège, the Engineer Marc Solvi has been active in metallurgical plant engineering throughout his career and was the CEO of a global engineering company for many years.
Living and acting sustainably is imperative in everyday life. The projects initiated by H2WIN will allow these principles to be fulfilled.
He completed a PhD in radiology after his medical studies. He is a specialist in regenerative medicine and plasma therapy. He is also a passionated serial-entrepreneur. He is a co-founder of “Baobab Collection”, the world leader in luxury candles. Convinced about the need for a paradigm change in energy use, he has been a shareholder of H2WIN since the first round in 2013.
H2WIN builds strong partnerships
Our partnerships give H2WIN the potential position as a powerful pioneer
H2WIN works in close collaboration with academic institutions, technical institutes and innovative companies. This gives us the best balance of flexibility, competence and excellence in key areas, and low investment, while avoiding the costs and restrictions of being a sole enterprise.